Published by Berkley on March 10, 2020
Series: Bromance Book Club #2
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Source: Finished Copy from Publisher
Braden Mack thinks reading romance novels makes him an expert in love, but he’ll soon discover that real life is better than fiction.
Liv Papandreas has a dream job as a sous chef at Nashville’s hottest restaurant. Too bad the celebrity chef owner is less than charming behind kitchen doors. After she catches him harassing a young hostess, she confronts him and gets fired. Liv vows revenge, but she’ll need assistance to take on the powerful chef.
Unfortunately, that means turning to Braden Mack. When Liv’s blackballed from the restaurant scene, the charismatic nightclub entrepreneur offers to help expose her ex-boss, but she is suspicious of his motives. He’ll need to call in reinforcements: the Bromance Book Club.
Inspired by the romantic suspense novel they’re reading, the book club assists Liv in setting up a sting operation to take down the chef. But they’re just as eager to help Mack figure out the way to Liv’s heart... even though she’s determined to squelch the sparks between them before she gets burned.
Undercover Bromance is an adult romantic comedy by Lyssa Kay Adams. It is the second book in the Bromance Book club series, but it can be read as a complete standalone novel. Which is what I did. I have not read book one yet, but after how much I enjoyed Undercover Bromance, I know it is only a matter of time before I grab a copy of book one for myself so I can read it. I really enjoyed Undercover Bromance. It is a cute and fun read, with a great message of a group of people teaming up to take down an authority figure that was abusing his position of power and harassing women in his workplace.
In Undercover Bromance we meet our two main characters, Liv and Braden, who goes by his last name Mack. Mack is a serial monogamist. He loves romances and loves love, but he can never keep a girl friend for too long. He is a romantic player. I loved how romantic he was. In fact, I loved that about him way more than our main heroine Liv did. She found Mack downright eye roll worthy, which made their interactions much more fun for me.
Liv is a pastry chef that gets fired from her jerk of a boss, and in the process she discovers that he is more than just a jerk. He is sexually harassing the women in his restaurant. For the rest of the novel, Liv reluctantly teams up with Mack to try and take her former boss down. I really enjoyed both the plot and the romance between Liv and Mack. Mack’s favorite book trope is enemies to lovers, and he found himself in a real life enemies to lovers relationship. I love Mack. He is such a sweetie pie! And all of the other members of the bromance book club are great. They have a wonderful dynamic and I can’t wait to read Gavin’s story (from book one) and the rest of the guys stories as well. Especially the Russian.
Overall, if you are a fan of witty romantic comedies with a great cast of characters, Undercover Bromance is a perfect feel good read. I loved it!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 New Release Challenge
- Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2020